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Old Feb 16th 2015, 8:35 am
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I have now been approached by three separate individuals in as many weeks trying to sell me cheap suits from the back of a car. The DIFC seems to attract them, i.e., typically well dressed individuals with dodgy Italian accents and the same opening banter each time. Is it a case of caveat emptor or am I missing something here?
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Old Feb 16th 2015, 9:24 am
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I have now been approached by three separate individuals in as many weeks trying to sell me cheap suits from the back of a car. The DIFC seems to attract them, i.e., typically well dressed individuals with dodgy Italian accents and the same opening banter each time. Is it a case of caveat emptor or am I missing something here?
I'm starting to think Im the only person never approached with fake suits.

Maybe they don't have my size
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Originally Posted by Gus Honeybun View Post
I have now been approached by three separate individuals in as many weeks trying to sell me cheap suits from the back of a car. The DIFC seems to attract them, i.e., typically well dressed individuals with dodgy Italian accents and the same opening banter each time. Is it a case of caveat emptor or am I missing something here?
Perhaps you look especially gullible?
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Old Feb 16th 2015, 11:14 am
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/sand-...t-scam-777741/
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Old Feb 16th 2015, 2:41 pm
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Perhaps you look especially gullible?
Or maybe you should start dressing up a bit?
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Ahh, the Armani suit scam. Interesting link, thanks for that. Sounds like an episode from OFAH.
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Old Feb 17th 2015, 10:41 am
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Maybe Moon Flower is trying to make money on the side to pay for that Villa, dog walker, posh cat etc etc etc
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Glad to find out this week that there are still top quality Italian threads to be had on the streets of Garhoud if you loiter in the sun long enough.

Given the location he'd clearly found the airport, but needed directions to Abu Dhabi.
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I'm sure I encountered them a few weeks back outside my building in the Marina.

Asked for directions to Abu Dhabi then started on the where are you from, how long here etc At this point I just said got to go, good luck etc.

100% sure it was the Armani scammers....
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I'm sure I encountered them a few weeks back outside my building in the Marina.

Asked for directions to Abu Dhabi then started on the where are you from, how long here etc At this point I just said got to go, good luck etc.

100% sure it was the Armani scammers....
You should have taken his picture. We need, no I need to see his face man!
I need to meet him
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Next time I'm asked for directions, I'm going to ask if they have any suits to sell.
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He was wearing a great pair of gold mirrored sunglasses, I would have bought them.
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